(20 ILCS 692/10)
Small business advisory web pages site.
(a) Within 6 months after the effective date of this
Act, each Agency must create and make available on the World
Wide Web a small business advisory page.
(b) Each agency that (i) has adopted or is preparing to
adopt any rule affecting small businesses or (ii) is
designated to administer legislation affecting small businesses that
has become law must prepare and post on its small business
advisory page a plain language explanation of the rule or legislation.
The explanation must indicate the effective date of the rule or
legislation. The explanation must remain posted for a minimum of 6
months after the effective date of the rule or legislation. Agencies shall
consult with the Department and small businesses in developing uniform
web page standards.
If a rule has been proposed but not adopted, an
explanation of the rule must be posted as soon as possible in
order to allow input and comment from affected small
businesses. The State agency must, in
addition to posting a plain language explanation of the rule,
post notice of the time, date, and place of any public hearings,
together with the names, addresses, and telephone numbers of the
agency rulemaking contact; what must
be done by members of the public who wish to provide testimony on the
rulemaking; and the names and Springfield and district office addresses and
telephone numbers of the members of the Joint Committee.
(c) When each agency updates its small business advisory
web page, it shall notify the Department. The
Department, through its First Stop Business Information Center,
shall serve as a central clearinghouse notifying the small
business community of each agency's rulemakings and changes in
requirements. Furthermore, the Department shall seek input from
the small business community on the changes and inform the
appropriate agency and where applicable, the Joint Committee,
of the input.
The Department, as a part of its clearinghouse function,
shall maintain a central small business advisory web page that
shall serve as a coordinated point of access to all agencies'
business advisory web pages.
(Source: P.A. 93-318, eff. 1-1-04.)